The Harnisch Family

The Harnisch Family

Oct 31, 2010

Vegas Baby

We're back!
You know what they say "What Happens in Vegas...Stays in Vegas"...except for colds...I think I managed to bring home a little cold "souvenir".  Both girls have a case of the yuckies too.  NO FUN! :-(  Hence the reason for my delayed blog posting.
We had a great time in fabulous Las Vegas.  This town is incredible, as you know there are a kabillion-thousand things to do.  One could be overwhelmed by it all...I however was far from overwhelmed.  I have been here a few times before and decided not to go the "tourist" route.  I simply wanted to "be" here and soak up any tidbit of "relaxation" I could find.  We were, after-all, kid FREE!  

These five words pretty much sum up the trip...Eat, drink, sleep, read, and Black-Jack.  

While we were away, McKenzie had SOO much fun sleeping over at her cousins (Ash, Autumn & Mason) house.  Thank you Shelly, Gordy (and Gayle) for keeping Kenzie in line for us...she's still filling us in on her little adventure.  Macy, in the mean time, enjoyed hanging out with Grandma & Grandpa Lee.  Nothing but relaxation for these guys  :-)  Oh and Toby, how could we forget our first born?  He crashed the Mallory's house where he was cared for and very much loved.  THANKS GUYS!  Because I knew our "littles" were in such good hands, we could truly escape and have a "much-needed" mommy & daddy vacation.  
100% vaca for me...and 50% vaca for Joe (he had an AICPA conference to attend during the days).  :-(  I was VERY much okay with my "alone" time during the day.  But are you ever really "alone" in Las Vegas?  

Our plane descended upon Vegas Sunday evening to this stunning sunset.
   I took this pic because I knew my dad would appreciate it  :-)
It's funny how small the strip looks from here...if you've ever been to Vegas,  you know that it's anything BUY small!
 Brian, Randy, Jeremy & Joe (these are a few of his co-worker buddies).  We all stayed out pretty late a few of the nights winning (and losing) at the tables.  fun times, fun times!  :-)
 We stayed at Ceasar's Palace...which is absolutely magnificent.
 "I'm sure you get this a lot.  But is the really Caesar's Palace?"  "I mean did Caesar REALLY live here?"...didn't think so.
 Sad really.  but refreshing to know that he had a sense of humor at least.
 Many people have asked "did you see any shows?"
 The answer is NO.  Yes, there is an overwhelming amount of amazing talent in Vegas & awesome shows etc... but who needs that?  Why would I need to pay bucca bucks when there is so much free (aside from tips) stuff going on here at every turn?
 Plus, I'd so much rather lose my hard earned money at the black-jack tables or eating some fancy foods, than at some high falooten super expensive Vegas "show"...I'm just being honest  :-)  I'm impressed actually, at how far I managed to spread the little cash we came here with.  I didn't go broke until noon our last day.  not bad, not bad!
 I actually really enjoyed stopping and listening to several of these "street musicians"...a few of the songs they were playing, of which I was really connecting with, were "Let it Be", "True Colors" and "Time in a Bottle".  I was in no hurry to get anywhere  :-)  It felt good to put bills into these very talented musicians buckets!

 I drank some good coffee and spent several hours read my book here at this cute coffee shop at Caesars  :-)
 I think it was all the pink that had me feeling very much "at home"!

 umm, the pool areas here at Caesar's are sweet!  I bet it's awesome here during the warm summer months!
 Joe would have LIKED to have spent a little more time here at this part of Caesar's.

 Another Michael Jackson sighting...
 This is what you get when you ask some random stranger to take your photo.  nice cropping eh?  (I actually kind of like it, he chopped out my double chin, kinda flattering actually...hehe)

 Watching the Bellagio Fountains from a restaurant across the street.  I loved how this photo turned out with the dramatic silhouettes  :-)
 um yep.  That's me and the one & only VANILLA ICE!  baby.  he he
he was hanging out at our hotel.  :-)
 Joe and Jeremy catching some rays on our last day...before having to leave for the airport

 As you can imagine I do not get much "reading time" at home, so I was really excited to be able to do a lot of it here  :-)
 Good bye Palm trees!  :-(

I miss is fabulously beautiful - except, of course, for the fact that this town STINKS!  Never again will I take for granted our fine state law which prohibits smoking in public places.  Nebraska really is "The Good Life"  :-)  Very refreshing actually.

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